The Swiss Hub – a satellite meeting of INHSU 2021

The INHSU Swiss HubOn 4 November 2021, INHSU – in partnership with SAMMSU and Infodrog – will be hosting ‘The Swiss Hub’, a satellite meeting of INHSU’s international conference.

Created specifically for attendees based in Switzerland, the virtual event is free to attend and will highlight key presentations from INHSU 2021 and profile local research and best practice in health and hepatitis management for people who use drugs.

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The meeting seeks to provide INHSU members, partners, practitioners, researchers, industry representatives, and community members located in Switzerland with a dedicated event highlighting key presentations from INHSU 2021 and to present local models of care.

The Hub Meeting will be structured as a half-day meeting, with plenty of opportunities for participants to engage virtually with speakers and other delegates.

This activity has been awarded 3 essential continuing education credits from the Swiss Society of General and Internal Medicine (SSMIG). A request for CPD accreditation through the Swiss Society of Gastroenterology (SSG) is in progress.

The Program

Thursday 4 November 2021

12:40 – 13:00

Opening Ceremony.
With Erika Castro, SAMMSU/HCV Virtual Clinic; Nikitah Habraken, INHSU; Lucia Galgano, Infodrog.

13:00 – 14:30
Enhancing the Health of People Who Use Drugs: Epidemiology and innovations in care.
Chairs: Philip Bruggmann, ARUD, Zurich and Pascale Della Santa, Phenix Foundation, Geneva.

13:00 – 13:20

Best of INHSU 2021: Epidemiology and Public Health.

13:20 – 13:40 Best of INHSU 2021: Viral hepatitis, co-morbidities and models of care.
13:40 – 14:00

Hepatitis C in Prisons.
Review of latest publications in the field, Claude Scheidegger, Project leader, Swiss HepFree in Prisons Programme (SHiPP).

14:00 – 14:30

Panel Discussion: Implications for the Swiss context.
Marc Marthaler, Infodrog and Claude Scheidegger, SHiPP.

14.30 – 15:00

Coffee break.

15:00 – 16:45
Models of Care for People Who Use Drugs in Switzerland.
Chairs: Alberto Moriggia, Epatocentro/Ingrado Ticino SA, Lugano.

15:00 – 15:30 Facilitating HCV Elimination by Thinking Outside the Clinic.
Andrea Bregenzer, Cantonal Hospital Aarau.
15:30- – 15.45 Case study – swiss model of care.
15:45 – 16:00

Comprehensive, Integrated and Low-Threshold Accessible Addiction Medicine: The ARUD Example.
Philip Bruggmann, ARUD, Zurich.

16:00 – 16:40

Panel discussion.
Erika Castro, HCV Virtual Clinic, Lausanne and Alberto Moriggia, Epatocentro/Ingrado Ticino SA, Lugano.

16:40 – 16:45

Closing remarks.

Swiss Hub Sponsors

 

The organisations listed have kindly sponsored this meeting. Sponsorship is offered as an unconditional grant. The sponsor has no control over content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. INHSU, SAMMSU and Infodrog do not endorse or promote any healthcare-related products.

  • Abbvie – Platinum
  • ViiV Healthcare – Gold
  • Cepheid – Silver
  • Gilead – Silver

 

Accreditation

This activity has been awarded 3 essential continuing education credits from the Swiss Society of General and Internal Medicine (SSMIG). A request for CPD accreditation through the Swiss Society of Gastroenterology (SSG) is in progress.

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